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U.S. Junior Women’s Foil Fencing Team Places Fourth at 2010 Junior World Championships

04/09/2010, 12:26pm CDT
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The U.S. Junior Women’s foil fencing team fell short of claiming a team medal at the 2010 Junior and Cadet World Championships that are being contested at the Haydar Aliyev Sport and Concert Complex in Baku, Azerbaijan. The United States has won seven medals during the April 2-10 event, which is highlighted with two gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals. The United States is currently second in the overall standings for the Junior World Championships, immediately behind Russia.


Team USA opened up the women’s foil competition with two dominating victories over Ukraine 41-31, and Italy, 45-27. In the semifinals, the U.S. squad fell to Korea, 39-29. In the bronze-medal match, the Americans were narrowly defeated by Poland, 39-29.


The women’s team was highlighted with 2010 Cadet World champion Lee Kiefer (Lexington, Ky.), two-time Cadet World medalist Nzingha Prescod (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Margaret Lu (Greenwich, Conn.) and Eve Levin (New York).


Also competing on Friday was the U.S. Junior men’s epee team that was eliminated by Kazakhstan in the qualifying round by a 45-36 score, who advanced to defeat No. 1 seed Russia and finish seventh overall. The U.S. squad, who finished 18th, was led by Alen Hadzic (Montclair, N.J.), Andrew Meyers (Scarsdale, N.Y.), Michael Raynis (Chatsworth, Calif.) and Jonathan Yergler (Princeton, N.J.).


On Saturday, Team USA will take to the strip in women’s team sabre and men’s team foil to conclude the 2010 Junior World Championships. The 2010 Junior and Cadet World Championships are organized by the Azerbaijan Fencing Federation and the Azerbaijan Olympic Committee.


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